2023 Reading Challenge

2023 Reading Challenge
Jill Elizabeth has read 5 books toward her goal of 265 books.
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Excerpt: An Astronomer in Love by Antoine Laurain (Author), Louise Rogers Lalaurie (Translator), Megan Jones (Translator)

About the Book

In 1760, Guillaume le Gentil, real-life astronomer to King Louis XV, sets out for the oceans of India to document the transit of Venus. The weather is turbulent, the seas are rough and his quest may be more complicated than initially thought. Continue reading Excerpt: An Astronomer in Love by Antoine Laurain (Author), Louise Rogers Lalaurie (Translator), Megan Jones (Translator)

Book Review: Unlikeable Female Characters: The Women Pop Culture Wants You to Hate by Anna Bogutskaya

About the Book

Female characters throughout history have been burdened by the moral trap that is likeability. Any woman who dares to reveal her messy side has been treated as a cautionary tale. Today, unlikeable female characters are everywhere in film, TV, and wider pop culture. For the first time ever, they are being accepted by audiences and even showered with industry awards. We are finally accepting that women are—gasp—fully fledged human beings. How did we get to this point? Continue reading Book Review: Unlikeable Female Characters: The Women Pop Culture Wants You to Hate by Anna Bogutskaya

Book Review: Games for Dead Girls by Jen Williams

About the Book

When Charlie was eleven, she created a monster…

For Charlie and her niece Katie, it’s supposed to be a quiet holiday in the peaceful, out-of-the-way seaside town of Hithechurch, England. Charlie is researching a book on the folklore of the area, and the gloomy sea and dangerous caves seem to offer up plenty of material, while Katie is just there to run wild and get some fresh air. Continue reading Book Review: Games for Dead Girls by Jen Williams

Book Review: The Tumbling Girl by Bridget Walsh

About the Book

1876, Victorian London. Minnie Ward, a feisty scriptwriter for the Variety Palace Music Hall, is devastated when her best friend is found brutally murdered. She enlists the help of private detective Albert Easterbrook to help her find justice. Continue reading Book Review: The Tumbling Girl by Bridget Walsh

Book Review: The Ferryman by Justin Cronin

About the Book

Founded by the mysterious genius known as the Designer, the archipelago of Prospera lies hidden from the horrors of a deteriorating outside world. In this island paradise, Prospera’s lucky citizens enjoy long, fulfilling lives until the monitors embedded in their forearms, meant to measure their physical health and psychological well-being, fall below 10 percent. Then they retire themselves, embarking on a ferry ride to the island known as the Nursery, where their failing bodies are renewed, their memories are wiped clean, and they are readied to restart life afresh. Continue reading Book Review: The Ferryman by Justin Cronin